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the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. >> >> there is no question he can win. >> a republican strategist says the best way to close the deal is focus on the fundamentals. >> he has got to give a people who may be wrestling with their choice the
that benefitted from mr. obama's stimulus money help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major issue in any election, can you count on the purpose you put into office fighting for you, with a clear set of convictions >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co-chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when you take a look at colin powell is that an endorsement based on issues, or a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states
expensive for me. >> reporter: he said mr. obama broke promises to cut the deficit and save medicare. >> he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> you got these guys. >> reporter: and both sides are wary of the impact on polling locations. if prolonged power outages or storm damage prevent voters from casting their ballots, especially in states where early voting is already under way. president obama has adjusted his schedule to stay out of sandy's path. he's flying to florida half a day early tomorrow, and he's getting regular updates from his staff. and, margaret, i wouldn't be surprised if we see more changes to his schedule as the week goes on depending on the severity of the storm. glerg nancy cordes in washington, thank you. overseas now, indonesian police have arrested 11 people suspects of planning attacks on the u.s. embassy and other american and international targets. the suspects were arrested in jakarta and three other provinces on the island of java. police seized live bombs, explosive materials, and a bomb-making manual. the leader of al qaeda is calling on supporte
by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama's making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with some long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah, but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. more polls, quinnipiac gives the president a five-point edge in ohio, but they say things are so close, it's such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks. so, as we mentioned, the obama/christie meeting has been an extraordinary coming together of two political polar opposites, men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting comments about the other, but now put iting citizens above politics. it is interesting because just a few hours before their meeting former florida governor and romney supporter jeb bush had this to say on the stump.
supporters, with little more than a week ago, are beginning to claim victory. in contrast, mr. obama in washington yesterday was burdened with double trouble, faced with a desperately tight election race, but now some campaign plans disrupted by the need to leave the nature -- -- lead the nation through the weather emergency. at least it is a chance to look and sound presidential. with just a week ago and the race in a dead heat, no campaign stunt is too much trouble, even for the wives of the candidates. michelle obama on a tv comedy show literally getting the votes out early, to give the democrats the advantage. and ann romney appealing to the undecided women voters that republicans want to win over. no one really knows what tactics will make a difference. indeed ate swing states that will decide this election, that is. -- in the 8 swing states that will decide the election. >> this is bbc world news. hurricane sandy is strengthening as it approaches the east coast of the united states. these are live pictures in new jersey. the u.s. national hurricane center says it is expecting
for mr. obama to mr. romney and that doesn't seem to be happening right now. i think it ought to be hurting the campaign a bit. >> mark, very briefly. this is really a chance for the president to explore that illusive quality of presidential leadership in the campaign. >> this is what -- who deserves to be president. people are looking towards him, how does he lead, how does he speak for america? it's a real opportunity for him, but if he gets it wrong, that is a very big black mark just days away from the election. >> yeah, this storm, no one knows how it will play out politically. thank you both very much. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program -- as china gets ready to hand over power to a new generation, the residents of one rural village talk about their expectations. >> a former bbc governor says that jimmy was kept away from children in need. jones, who was chairman of the charity, said he had suspicions about the former tv star a decade ago. his comments come on the day of whether the corporation's child protection and whistle blow
the auto industry. >>ed to mr. obama launched a fresh attack accusing his rival of trying to this scare off voters. >> italians are going to build jeeps in china. >> chrysler said that is not true. there are no plans to move production to china. a rep said it was cynical campaign politics at its worst. >> both campaigns are trying to reach the magic number. no matter how you do the math with the eight battleground states it is clear ohio is the key. >> ohio is the tate -- state we need to win. this campaign hopes the enthusiasm they saw here will be seen across the state on election night. karyn travis, abc news, west chester ohio. >>> in maryland we have the potential to make history with some of our ballot questions. find everything you need to check out. prepare yourself. you can find it all on ab c 2 news.com/politics. >>> in our consumer alert some of you may be out there playing on your new ipad mini. they were out in stores today. it costs $329. the version that is out now features only wifi. come mid november, an update version will support 4g wireless. there were lines outside of
. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name. governor jeb bush did. claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my home work is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours? >> yeah. it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure that residents can vote. more polls have the president up five points in ohio. they say things are so close and such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> thank you. >>> we mentioned the obama-christie meeting is an extraordinarily coming together of two people that are polar opposites politically. men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting comments about the other. but now putting citizens above politics. it's very interesting. a few hours before their meeting, former florida governor and romney supporter jeb bush had this to say on the stump. >> do you honestly think this president is capab
by name. governor jeb bush did. claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my home work is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours? >> yeah. it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure that residents can vote. more polls have the president up five points in ohio. they say things are so close and such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> thank you. >>> we mentioned the obama-christie meeting is an extraordinarily coming together of two people that are polar opposites politically. men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting comments about the other. but now putting citizens above politics. it's very interesting. a few hours before their meeting, former florida governor and romney supporter jeb bush had this to say on the stump. >> do you honestly think this president is capable of bringing people together? his entir
. he warns there is still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today, mr. obama will get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. we want to share this political note with you. our maryland senate debate originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled because of the storm aftermath. we apologize that we were not able to reschedule it before election day. >>> neighborhoods throughout our area cleaning up from superstorm sandy. up next, the latest on the damages. >> plus rain and wind not the only issues in some parts of the area. this kind -- this could be a good thing for some areas and businesses. plus tucker has weather and julie has traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. . >>> oh, man. >> look at that. >> take a look at. this this is snow shoe mountain
$5 trillion to the deficit. that's mr. obama. >> the recession added $5 trillion to the deficit that was caused by the previous administration. >> but voters believe that obamas will do so much more harm. voters are choosing between two men, each of chom are far from perfect, i think that's why you see a lot of -- it's very negative. >> one will lead to balanced budgets. and one whose math will not. >> change, that was an interesting change in mitt romney's speech this week, he kept talking about big change, you want big change, i can bring you big change. what challengers do it. we heard bill clinton do it. we heard barack obama do it. certainly. the hope and change thing is now benefiting the republicans this time. >> it transcended to their signage. >> more than election census, this is about the proper scope and actual confidence of governmentment. it will come down to a basic feeling that people have, who understands government better? >> i think that's fair. if you had a huge hurricane that affect eed sometimes -- >> for example. >> either positive or negative. they can ge
the superpacs that are spending huge amount of money. now, mr. obama raised his money, 55% of his checks were $200 and less. mr. romney, 22% of his donors for $200 or less. romney has unprecedented amount of wealthy contributors. 45% of his contributors with: $2,500 the maximum you can give. i glean from that is obama has broader grassroots support base at least financially. romney is not exactly appea appealing to small donors. >> eric: remember yesterday i told you about president obama claiming to be the robin hood, savior of the middle class. i will tell you how he is stealing from the middle class. the white house has federal reserve, bernanke print trillions of dollars. the banks, his buddies, borrow the money from federal reseven, at 0% interest. doesn't cost them a penny. they can say give me $10 billion. the fed gives them $10 billion. they could either give us loans, home loans, car loans, small business loans, which is what they were supposed to do and should do. but instead they turn around and loan it right back to the feds. at 3%. we're actually transferring our tax money right
that will coordinate the 's response to the storm. mr. obama reminded people to follow -- instructions of local officials. the president traveled to orlando, florida where he was going to campaign, but he has decide today cancel northern virginia and tomorrow in colorado. sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans. romney campaigned in ohio yesterday. instead of in virginia as planned. his campaign cancel add appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney told supporters in ohio that our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >>> the streets of san francisco packed with giants fans many at the civic center watching on a jumbotron last night. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and shared in the victory shoulder to shoulder, next to city hall others filled restaurants and bars in the city but they all cheered their team on and shared the same sentiments after the game. >> amazing, a sweep, it is just unbelievable. >> oh my gosh, it never gets old, we are thrilled. i've been crying. >> we are enjoying beautiful city, world series, 2
. most of the state's mass transit systems are shut down. president barack obama saw the devastation for himself and vowed that storm victim will vic -- that storm victims will get the help they need. >>> mr. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire w
, governor chris christie and other officials assessed the damage. mr.obama has assured the state of the government's continued support. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: the state has several coastal areas that fuel new jersey's $35 billion tourism industry. storm surge has left board walks in ruins. the wide spread damage striking a crippling blow to the state's economy. >> everything is destroyed. all of the pier, nothing is left of it. all the rides are torn down. >> reporter: governor christie says the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your wife, your left, your husband or wife, your son or daughter, those are things that can't be replaced. >> reporter: some places remain especially critical rite now including hoboken, new jersey which is just across the hudson river from manhattan. thousands remain stranded there because of flood waters. the mayor says that city needs more supplie
and he has a slight edge when it comes to handling the economy. 48% say mr. obama would do a better job compared to 46% who side with romney. on friday, mr. obama made a three-stop blitz here in ohio, staking his closing argument on the auto bailout, which is widely popular here. and which republicans oppose. he also slammed romney for claiming that jeep is shipping jobs to china. it's a claim the romney campaign defends that has been widely discredited. take a listen to what president obama had to say. >> the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. gm said we think creating jobs in the united states should be a source of bipartisan pride. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: now early voting has begun here in ohio with 35% saying they've already voted early or plan to do so. obama is leading among those voters 62-36%, but romney is up among election day voters 52-42%. the fact that president obama has a number of planned visits here in ohio before election day suggests that the obama campaign is not satisfied that they have locked down this state. as for
even poll, 49-49 tie as a consortium poll in ohio and mr. obama had the advantage and now comes the storm. neither knows what to expect. harris. >> harris: we appreciate the report and we'll come back to you as the news warrants and get going there. thank you, carl. and governor romney and paul ryan reunited, what will it take to win ohio a state that went to obama in 2008. and inside the fox report in a few minutes. hurricane sandy not sparing any mode of transportation, trains, planes, i've been telling you with things shut down. amtrak, huge lines here in new york city, the district of columbia metro. a thousand or more flights canceled. and delays we haven't seen what that's going to be like, and we're covering it all. the travel nightmare fallout. we'll have more on that. romney could continue to press to answers what led to the murders of four americans in libya. stay with us, the latest. ...seems like you guys got a little gassed out there. enough already. c'mon guys. next question. mr. lewis? what's your favorite color? what's my favorite color? yes. purple. what's your
of ohio and michigan would look like today if mr. obama had not presided over the rescue of injury -- general motors. they depend on 850,000 jobs. they created the assembly and parts jobs in ohio. without it, chrysler and begin would have gone out of business and domestic industry supply chain would have collapsed taking ford with them. instead, u.s. auto makers are achieving huge gains in the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks. who said that? >> mitt romney. >> stephanie: no. they go on to say the bailouts began under president george bush. mitt romney continued to oppose them. they're paying attention in ohio. they also say in the depths of the great recession no such investment was forthcoming. a high-powered businessman and the son of a detroit auto ceo who plays up his michigan roots might be expected to acknowledge that but no. [ applause ] alfranken will have to write an entire book about the romney campaign, the lies and liars to tell about this epic campaign. by the way here is a little shout out
the effects of the storm anyway. >> both presidential candidates have been blown off course, especially mr. obama whose day job is calling. abc's political correspondent jonathan karl has the details. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise, a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too, a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia. moving westward to ohio where he met up with paul ryan. >> today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big
quickly. this afternoon mr. obama visited national headquarters of the red cross here in d.c. and there he thanked the relief agencies for doing their thing and warned sandy is not done with us yet. and similar sentiments from republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he was in debtorring, ohio today helping volunteers collect food and other supplies for families hit by the hurricane. romney said americans always come together in times of crisis. >>> and one week from today one of the two men will be elected the president for the next four years and of course a lot of americans have decided to take advantage of early voting. and today, maryland governor martin o'malley announced it will resume across the state tomorrow. you know it was canceled yesterday and today because of the weather being so bad and to help make up for the lost time the hours are being extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they're adding a whole extra day for early voting that would be this friday. >>> she may not be a hurricane anymore, but we are still tracking the impacts of what was sandy tonight. thank you f
, independent caller. hello.: i have one thing to say. our country is divided since mr. obama has been there. to me it seems is as divided to this country to such a point that people are at each throats. someone to pull us together. i think mitt romney will do a little bit better together and pulling people together because he has done it in his own state. we would hope that after this is all said and done a new efforts to not spending money we do not have. i cannot do it. you cannot do it. i do not think there is a list around there that can. we have to get people up there realize that it is not their money. it is our money. host: let's look at some comments that have come in on facebook. he set at only voting for democrats because the gop has lost touch with objective reality. they rant about the national debt and less tax cuts are involved then the national debt and deficits think no difference whatsoever. a delight to read the rest or any of the other comments are faced the pages c-span. beatrice joins us from maryland. hello. caller: i was just listening to the statements of some of the
that mr. obama won four years ago and obviously it's critical for mr. romney to start picking up some of those blue states and turning them red in this cycle. and tomorrow of course we're going to be going to wisconsin and ohio, bill, ohio, the state that everybody has watched as the bell weather that will ultimately determine if not for shadow who will win and there president obama has a lead in the "real clear politics" average of 2.3 points. the romney campaign has a couple of arguments to suggest they can win ohio. that is a margin of error race as opposed to the average of the polls an and among independents romney has a significant lead in ohio and they say that could ultimately turn the tie tide. ultimately john kerry loss to george w bush. george bush was the incumbent president with you they say ohio under reports how the candidate is doing and there is plenty of room for mitt romney's ground game to put him over-the-top in ohio and get him to the 270 needed tuesday night. bill: back in the same part of virginia where they have been for the last couple of months. the presiden
with hurricane sandy. mr. romney will continue to campaign. mrs. obama has cancelled events in new hampshire. it appears that mr. romney has to do. he a planned to going to new hampshire but it's not likely it's going ticking take place. the campaign is going out of it's a way they want to be a as conscientious as possible giving as much time and space and not tax can the resources, president obama went to the head of the federal emergency management office for a bit of a status report. mr. romney does not enjoy that power of incumbency but every hour lost to sandy is precious time that neither of these campaigns can really afford to give up. ohio has been an obama advantage in the polls for many, many days. romney campaign say they have caught up. new poll out from ohio, consortium of newspapers that mr. romney's momentum is not an actual tie at 49-49 apiece. >> harris: carl cameron, literally from the road. once again we'll carry that event live in ohio with governor romney and paul ryan coming up. >> gregg: sit down and put on your seat belts. making me nervous. >> massive cover-up or inc
event. we'll watch as mr. obama and mr. christy tour sites like the one buff. seaside heights, new jersey and the ferris wheel and rollercoaster that are no more. ed henry is live on the lawn of the white house. >> reporter: you are right about the president not going into new york city. mayor bloomberg concerned about police officers already pulled in rescue efforts. it happens any time the president will go into a disaster scene. governor christie as you know decided it would be appropriate for the president to come in right now. he just landed a extort time ago in atlantic city. now the president is with the government doing a helicopter tour onboard marine one looking north of atlantic city, getting an idea of the damage, to give you a sense as you have been reporting, we got a full report suggesting before this, before the president even got there, when governor christie was meeting with other people in the region. he had people openly weep hog had lost hair homes, lost their businesses. think about the remarkable scene we are about to get when we get these pictures back in of
. obama and mr. christy tour sites like the one buff. seaside heights, new jersey and the ferris wheel and rollercoaster that are no more. ed henry is live on the lawn of the white house. >> reporter: you are right about the president not going into new york city. mayor bloomberg concerned about police officers already pulled in rescue efforts. it happens any time the president will go into a disaster scene. governor christie as you know decided it would be appropriate for the president to come in right now. he just landed a extort time ago in atlantic city. now the president is with the government doing a helicopter tour onboard marine one looking north of atlantic city, getting an idea of the damage, to give you a sense as you have been reporting, we got a full report suggesting before this, before the president even got there, when governor christie was meeting with other people in the region. he had people openly weep hog had lost hair homes, lost their businesses. think about the remarkable scene we are about to get when we get these pictures back in of the president of the united
of the storm any way. >> both presidential candidates have been blown offcourse, especially mr. obama whose day job is calling. jonathan karl has details. >> reporter: mother nature's ro october surprise. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters. >> woe are going to cut through red tape, not get bogged down by a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leading forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia. moving westward to ohio, where he met up with paul ryan. >> today when we get home put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that is coming. let's not forget those fellow americans of ours. >> reporter: the race as close as ever. a point dram titatized in the o ad that the 2000 race was decided by 537 votes in florida. >> if you
last time. >> from the get-go, mr. obama promised so many things that i didn't believe he could do it, and he has proven that he couldn't do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and obama 2008 supporter. >> it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before. so i got caught up in that a little bit. but i think he's a disappointment. >> reporter: you don't like what you got, but you're not sold on the alternative. >> absolutely not. at this point, i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: living in a battleground means there's no escaping the ads or the get out the vote effort. >> i kind of hang up the phone. i don't want anybody shoving stuff down my throat. i thought i would have been there by now. but i will be by election day. . >> reporter: tense final days for a newcomer to the world of presidential battlegrounds. >> i know you've heard over and over the race for the white house rides on who wins ohio. we're going to have the latest poll results from the buckeye state, taken just the past week. >>> analyst after analyst says
, a key battleground state as you know. instead we are told that mr. obama will remain in washington to monster the storm and the federal response. the president will get help from one of his big surrogates, former president bill clinton campaigning for the democratic ticket in colorado today. governor romney adjusting his schedule as well. canceling rallies in ohio and iowa. the governor is in ohio and helps to collect donations for storm relief. we are told he may visit storm-ravaged new jersey later this web. his running mate paul ryan also scrapping rallies in florida and colorado. the congressman, mr. ryan in his home state of wisconsin today thanking volunteers for helping out in storm relief efforts. with the campaigns on hold just seven days out from the election who benefits and who does not? chris stirewalt the fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on fox news.com. mother nature hit the pause button on this race, you know, eight days out from the presidential election, chris, and, you know, at some point this week the thumb will be taken off the pause butt
against governor romney focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio which claims that mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it's an absolutely patently false assertion. >> reporter: we will see the president again today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo, new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign, well it's still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there's going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election and nobody really knows how that's going to work. charlie, norah, gayle? >> one week from today we'll know. thank you bill plante. >>> governor mitt romney is shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign and joins us with the latest. jan, hello. >> reporter: good morning. governor romney cancele
. meanwhile the obama camp has released a new ad taking aim at mr. romney's economic plan. >> in here it's just you. no ads, no debates, just you. so think about this. mitt romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy. medicare voucherized. >> president obama also talking about avoiding the fiscal cliff which would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts two short months from now. he says he wants to work with congressional republicans on it. >> i've said to folks, i'll go to capitol hill. i'll wash john boehner's car. i'll walk mitch mcconnell's dog. i'll do whatever is required to get this done. >> president obama heads to new hampshire a bit later today for a stop in nashua. vice president biden is scheduled to hold an event in lynch burg, virginia. >>> now we go to ohio where nbc's ron mott is on that bus tour with paul ryan. hello to you ron again. where are you in the many stops on that bus tour today? >> reporter: hey there, alex. i've got to get my back stretched out. we've got five stops as you mentioned here today. three more tomorrow. eight in total.
with federal emergency officials. mr. obama spoke with homeland security secretary janet napolitano and fema administrator craig fugate among others. they promise to bring all available resources to the hardest-hit areas prepositioning many right now. local governments are getting ready as well. seven states as well as d.c. have now declared states of emergency. the latest being connecticut. mandatory evacuations are now planned in both new york and new jersey. we're keeping an very close watch as well on the airports for you. at this point there are no major delays to report. but major problems are definitely possible in the coming days. all the major airlines are waiving fees for any passengers who want to reschedule their flights to the affected areas along the eastern seaboard. it is a big area. we have a team of correspondents deployed along the east coast including nbc's al roker and the weather channel stephanie abrams in delaware. colleagues jim can torre and mike sidell are in new york city and new jersey. they will all be joining us throughout our coverage today. we begin here in s
clinton and rocker dave matthews. yesterday mr. obama picked up the endorsement of new york he campaigned in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney starts the day with a campaign rally in wisconsin, and then heads to ohio for two more campaign events. he'll join his wife ann and running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> in 90 minutes. the labor department will release the october unemployment report. economists say about 121,000 jobs were added. it would likely raise the rate slightly from 7.8% to 7.9% last month. >>> kwame brown could serve just six days when prison when sentenced november 13th. that's the recommendation prosecutors released yesterday. the former d.c. council chairman pleaded guilty in june to corruption charges. prosecutors admit his crime was serious but say brown deserves credit for accepting responsibility and cooperating. >>> a prince george's police officer will be in court for a bond hearing today, a day after being indicted on an attempted murder charge. prosecutors say sergeant johnnie riley shot and wounded calvin kyle after kyl
returned to washington. mr. obama left central florida this morning where he was going to attend a campaign rally. just moments ago, he arrived back in d.c. this is andrews air force base. you can see the president getting into his special car along with secret service agent, making their way back to the white house. these are live pictures, you're saying? no. he's driving toward the white house right now. you can see how much security the president actually needs around him. good thing there's no traffic today. everybody stayed at home. dan lothian is at the white house. good morning, dan. the president decided to come back from florida and canceled another campaign stop as well. >> reporter: that's right. pulling out of florida not only today but also tomorrow, stops in ohio. he was supposed to have another event in virginia tonight. also in wisconsin and colorado, those events the president will not be attending because the white house said it was important for the president to be back here at the white house to monitor the ongoing situation with sandy. in fact, we were told by white hou
didn't shy away from criticizing the president's record, he did not mention mr. obama by name. >> we should not continue on the same path, but it's time to take a new path, bold aggressive change. >> reporter: meanwhile, paul ryan and his wife jana spent halloween in their hometown in wisconsin taking their kids trick-or-treating. a maris poll shows a tightening in key states, the president still holds leads in three of them. in iowa, president obama maintains a six-point lead over mitt romney, down from eight two weeks ago. in wisconsin, romney has cut the president's lead in half, he now trails by three points. and in new hampshire, it's basically a dead heat. the president at 49%, romney with 47%. the granite state will be mitt romney's final stop before election day. >> reporter: the schedule tells you everything, the president four times in ohio. he'll be multiple times in wisconsin and iowa these last four days. only one stop each in florida and new hampshire and nevada, matt. >> chuck todd at the white house, let me remind our viewers, election night coverage will come to you
: as election day looms just ten days away. friday, a day after voting early himself, mr. obama hit the airwaves, giving a flurry of interviews, including mtv, where he courted younger voters. >> i believe in an america where we grow when everybody's got a shot. that's the america that allowed me to sit in this place and that's the america i want to recreate for the next generation. >> god bless iowa. >> reporter: meanwhile, governor mitt romney spent his day in two battlegrounds, iowa and ohio, rallying last night with paul ryan, who got a hollywood introduction from tv star patricia heaton. >> i have to tell you, backstage, i didn't recognize him his shirt on. >> reporter: in the waning days, the war of words is growing more intense. >> it's time to have a president and vice president who care more about the people than they care about politics. >> reporter: the president seemingly referring to his opponent as a bs-er to "rolling stone" magazine, questioning why republican colin powell endorsing obama. >> i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: he later said he doesn't doubt powell
against governor romney. focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio that claims mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an absolutely false assertion! >> reporter: now we will see the president today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign well it is still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there is going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election. and nobody really knows how that's going to work. >> one week from today we will know. >>> governor mitt romney shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan, hello. >> reporter: hello, gayle. governor romney canceled all of his campaign events today. he had several scheduled in ohio and iowa and instead he's going to be attending a disaster relief event. he's as
on the storm. at the midday briefing, mr. obama insisted the campaign was not on his mind. >> i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> meanwhile, for much of monday mitt romney tried to walk a fine line, balancing campaigning in ohio and iowa with compassion for storm victims. in ohio he appealed for americans to put politics aside. >> we can mace these kind of challenges before, and as we have, it's interesting to see how americans come together, and this looks like another time when we need to come together all across the country even here in ohio. >> reporter: still, romney did not entirely abandon politics. >> the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio because my guess is -- my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president, i'll be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: both candidates have canceled all of their own public events for today. the president was supposed to be in colorado and w
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